Smoke Ball

The Smoke Ball (Japanese: けむりだま Smoke Ball) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It guarantees the holder can flee from wild Pokémon.

Smoke Ball
けむりだま
Smoke Ball
Bag Smoke Ball Sprite.png
Smoke Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
ColoXD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
BDSP
N/A $100
SMUSUM
SwSh
N/A $2,000
SV $15,000 $3,750

Effect

 
Animation for escaping via Smoke Ball in Generation III

Held item

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does it allow roaming Pokémon and the initial Nihilego to bypass trapping moves and Abilities, and if so, does it play a special animation when they flee in Generation III?
If a player's Pokémon holding a Smoke Ball faints and the player chooses to flee instead of sending out another Pokémon, are they guaranteed to escape in Generation II?
In Generation II, does it allow the player to flee from Team Rocket Hideout traps, GS Ball Celebi, Tin Tower Suicune (in Crystal), or the scripted Red Gyarados?

You can discuss this on the talk page.
Generation II

If held by the player's Pokémon, fleeing from a wild Pokémon is guaranteed to succeed. It does not ignore trapping moves.

Generations III and IV

If held by a Pokémon, it can flee and Teleport successfully, regardless of trapping moves and Abilities. If the player's Pokémon holding a Smoke Ball faints, if the player attempts to flee instead of sending out another Pokémon, they will escape without fail.

In Generation III only, the Smoke Ball plays a special animation when used.

Generation V

Wild Pokémon cannot successfully Teleport while trapped, even if they hold a Smoke Ball.

If the player's Pokémon holding a Smoke Ball faints, the player is no longer guaranteed to flee successfully.

Generation VI onward

If held by a Pokémon, it can Teleport successfully, regardless of trapping moves and Abilities.

Description

Games Description
GSC Escape from wild Pokémon. (HOLD)
RS A hold item that can be used to flee from a wild Pokémon.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holding Pokémon can flee from any wild Pokémon for sure.
E A hold item that assures fleeing from wild Pokémon.
ColoXD An item brought over from a faraway place.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It enables the holder to flee from any wild Pokémon without fail.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
SV
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It enables the holder to flee from any wild Pokémon encounter without fail.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Goldenrod Underground B2F
Blackthorn City (held by in-game trade Dodrio)C
RSE Trick House (Fourth Puzzle) Route 113 (held by Ninja Boy Lao's Weezing from the fourth rematch onward)
Held by wild Koffing (5% chance)
FRLG Rocket Game Corner (800 Coins)
DPPt Route 210 Held by wild Koffing and wild Weezing (5% chance each)
HGSS Goldenrod Tunnel B2F
Blackthorn City (held by in-game trade Dodrio)
Held by wild Koffing and wild Weezing (5% chance each)
BW Castelia City (Team Plasma's hideout)
B2W2 Reversal Mountain, Opelucid City Held by wild Koffing and wild Weezing (5% chance each)
XY Lost Hotel (Route 15)
ORAS Trick House (Fourth Puzzle) Held by wild Koffing (5% chance) and wild Spiritomb (100% chance)
SMUSUM Po Town, Seafolk VillageUSUM Held by wild Salandit and wild SalazzleUSUM (5% chance each)
SwSh Slumbering Weald Held by wild Koffing, wild Salandit, and wild Salazzle (5% chance each)
SwShIA Cram-o-matic (Poison: 62-70 points)
BDSP Route 210 Held by wild Koffing and wild Weezing (5% chance each)
SV Delibird Presents

Distribution

As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
B2W2 Team Rocket Meowth Japanese December 7, 2012 to January 10, 2013
Team Rocket Meowth Korean May 10 to June 9, 2013
XYORAS Alexander Hoopa American October 3 to 9, 2016

Gallery

Artwork

 
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 煙霧球 Yīnmouh Kàuh
Mandarin 煙霧球 / 烟雾球 Yānwù Qiú
  French Boule Fumée*
Boule Fumee*
  German Rauchball
  Italian Palla Fumo
  Korean 연막탄 Yeonmaktan
  Spanish Bola de Humo*
Bola Humo*


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